Ms. Ani Khachian

Ani Fine Jewelry

Contact Details

Ani Fine Jewelry


Ani Khachian        

8 Victory Dr. | Darien, CT 06820 | 917-623-6297 | | |



Dignified professional with 10 years of high-caliber experience in performing confidential work within top-tier corporate environments. Business background complemented by current pursuits as a professional Rhino 3D CAD jewelry designer, with Diamond, Pearl and AJP designations from the GIA. Creatively solved design problems and evaluated each for costing and ease of manufacturing. Able to skillfully prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines, both independently and in team player capacities. Seeking a role that allows for leverage of transferable, dynamic skill set, as well as allow for career growth opportunities.


Core Skills

Rhino3D | CAD | 3D Rendering | Executive Assistant | Research | Critical Thinking | Global Client Relations

Interpersonal Communication | Financial Reporting | Marketing Material Development

Teamwork & Leadership | Design Collaboration | Critical Thinking | Trend Assessment | Presentation Skills

Networking | Professional Development | Strategic Planning & Analysis | Time Management | MS Office

WordPress & Blogger | Quicken | QuickBooks | Adobe Photoshop Elements | Sales | Forecasting


Professional Experience

Ani Fine Jewelry SELF EMPLOYED, Norwalk, CT                                     2008 – PRESENT

Jewelry Design Metalsmith/Silversmith

  • Design silver pieces in a manner that retains the original visual authenticities of pattern geometry evidenced on Alhambra Palace Interior architecture; aim to capture authentic essence of the Alhambra
  • Leverage skills to communicate design ideas consistently to render shape, form and texture of metals, as well as a range of faceted and cabochon gemstones and pearls
  • Assess Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, and freshwater pearls using the GIA’s Pearl Value Factors related to size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching
  • Adept in constructing both handmade silver smith work and 3D jewelry designs; stay apprised of trends and best practices by attending all major New York Jewelry Trade shows
  • Also partake in events with various jewelry design networks: Jewelers of America (JA) Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA), Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), Jewelry Design Professionals’ Network (JDPN) and Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA)
  • Designed a handmade pendant, “Floral Notes of the Alhambra,” inspired by the iconography adorning ninth & 12th century Armenian gravestones, which won First Place at Silvermine Arts in New Canaan, CT
  • Most recently participated in the 2015 and 2016 AGTA Spectrum Jewelry & 2018 Cultured Pearl Association of America International Pearl Competitions


PURDUE PHARMA, L.P., Stamford, CT                                                                   1998 – 2005


  • Monitored and transferred personal cash reserves into selected funds
  • Prepared checks using Quicken software; updated transaction data using Excel spreadsheets
  • Designed, linked and maintained spreadsheets to track CIGNA Explanation of Benefits using actual medical reimbursements to meet annual contributions
  • Compiled, prepared and submitted Gelco expense reports for travel spend reimbursements
  • Prepared correspondence for Bank Representatives; included original fund transfer documents
  • Tracked “frequent flyer” account balances to track airline mileage for membership rewards
  • Assessed over 250 personal domestic and foreign bank account statements using internal General Ledger and trial balance information to review bank reconciliations
  • Solidified a standardized process used to value foreign currency accounts in American dollars in preparation for review with internal General Ledger/trial balance information
  • Worked closely with Executive Assistants to prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Left role to raise family and commence jewelry design business

NIGHTINGALE & ASSOCIATES, Stamford, CT                                                     1995 – 1997


  • Provided interim support at headquarters in Stamford and at the sites of restructuring clients including Revlon/Borghese
  • Revlon sold the Borghese brand to Halston Borghese International Limited, a new company founded in New York by four Saudi investors in 1992
    • Investors aimed to buy and hold Revlon’s Halston and Princess Marcella Borghese divisions
    • Today, the company is known as simply Borghese and is based in New York City; has been run by CEO Georgette Mosbacher since 2000
  • Worked with Nightingale & Associates, LLC, a provider of consulting, financial, business advisory, and management services for financial institutions, investors, public/private companies, and law firms
    • Also advised institutional creditors on financial and operational restructuring of domestic and international businesses
    • Company provides operational and financial restructuring, interim management, divestiture and asset recovery, financial advisory, cash-flow management, negotiations and dispute resolution, strategic real estate planning, and witness testimony


Earlier Experience

LEHMAN BROTHERS, New York, NY                                                                       1991 – 1994



CHEMICAL BANK, New York, NY                                                                               1989 – 1991



ESSEX CORPORATION, New York, NY                                                                    1986 – 1988

Executive Administrative Assistant


MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL BANK, New York, NY                                            1986



Education & Training

Bachelor of Arts, Management/Mathematics, Manhattanville College (Dean’s List)

Foreign Exchange Student, St. Clair’s Oxford England and Cortona, Italy

RhinoGold, TDM Solutions, 2018

Graduate Diamonds, Gemological Institute of America, 2015

Graduate Pearls, Gemological Institute of America, 2013

Accredited Jewelry Professional, Gemological Institute of America, 2011

Quick Design Training, Gemological Institute of America, 2011

Rhinoceros 4.0 3D Jewelry Design Training, Fashion Institute of Technology, 2011

Beginner & Advanced Silversmith, Enameling & Precious Metal Clay, Silvermine Guild Arts, 2008


Professional Affiliations

Member, Jewelry Design Professionals Network (JDPN)

Member, Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA)

Member, Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVCLEGAL.ORG)

Past Member, Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of American (MJSA)

Member, Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)

Member, Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA)

Partner, Cultured Pearl Association of America

Member, United States Tennis Association (USTA)